Thursday, October 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company News: Keira Knightly Comes to Broadway

A new adaptation of Therese Raquin is in the works and is headed to Broadway -- and will bring a major star, Keira Knightly, to her Broadway debut.  The Roundabout Theatre Company has commissioned Helen Edmundson to write a new adaptation of Emile Zola's 1867 novel about a young woman trapped in an unhappy marriage.  Ms. Edmundson previously adapted Jamila Gavin's 2000 novel Coram Boy for the stage.  The show is going to be the first production of the Roundabout's 50th anniversary season next fall.  The show will begin previews on October 1st with an opening night of October 29th, 2015.

Here's how the show is being billed: "In this tale of love, lust, betrayal, and guilt, Therese has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when her world is turned upside down by Laurent walking through the door.  Unable to ignore her passion, the pair sets off on a violent path that may have far worse consequences for the perpetrators than for the victims."

In other Roundabout news, it has been announced that a production of Michael Frayn's Noises Off, which has been circling a RTC stage for several months now, will be coming to Broadway next year.  The show will begin previews on December 17th, 2015, and open on January 14th, 2016, and will star Andrea Martin as Dotty.

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